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CastTec 2014 - Call for Papers

General information

The stand-alone series of conferences CastTec take place every 2 years with lectures and accompanying informative exhibition. Approximately 150-200 international attendees and numerous exhibitors are expected for the CastTec 2014.

Conference languages are German and English (simultaneous interpretation German/English and English/ German will be provided).

In parallel to the lecture programme approx. 10-15 companies of the branch will as exhibitors present their delivery and performance scope and will be ready for dialogue.

The complete preliminary programme for CastTec 2014 will be available in the summer of 2014.

„The world of cast iron materials–Diversity for the future“

2nd International Conference Ravensberger Park Bielefeld, Germany November 20–21, 2014

Programme Committee

Chairman Prof. Ernst Warnke
Siempelkamp Gießerei, Krefeld

Co-Chairman Dr.-Ing. Dirk Holland

Committee Members Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Bührig-Polaczek
Gießerei-Institut der RWTH, Aachen

Dr. Georg Geier
Siempelkamp Gießerei, Krefeld

Heger HegerGuss GmbH, Enkenbach-Alsenborn

Dr.-Ing. Peter Langenberg
IWT Ingenieurbüro für Werkstofftechnik, Aachen

Dipl.-Phys. Thomas Monsau
MWEIMH NRW, Düsseldorf

Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Osthorst
aerodyn Energiesysteme, Rendsburg

Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Schmidt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Babette Tonn
TU Clausthal, Institut für Metallurgie, Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Dr.-Ing. Christian Wilhelm
BDG Bundesverband der Deutschen Gießerei-Industrie, Düsseldorf

The overall industry gathering
In transportation, power generation or engineering cast iron components are omnipresent! Near-net-shape, energy-efficient and economical by the use of innovative solutions in design and material.

Following the successful opening event 2012 the CastTec 2014 cordially invites users, design engineers and foundry experts to the industry gathering around the topic cast iron!

Exciting lectures, a modern exhibition, the optional factory tour at the foundry CLAAS GUSS as well as an attractive evening event will give an extensive overview of recent developments and trends from science and industry and will offer you an intensive exchange with colleagues in the field.

Experience the wide world of cast iron materials and its applications!

Information and registration on

Submissions of papers
Recent contributions meeting the following main topics are solicited.

The application for a paper may only be considered through the fully completed attached form together with an abstract submitted to the atm GmbH.

Submitted papers are to be integrated into the following topic groups:

Topic 1: Material

  • Cast compatible design
  • Materials characterisation/ -testing
  • Non-destructive testing
  • New cast iron materials
  • Composites
  • Material compatible design
  • Fracture mechanics

Topic 2: Process

  • Energy and resource efficiency
  • New manufacturing processes
  • Process optimization
  • Process simulation
  • Component quality
  • Surface finishin

Topic 3: Component

  • Material substitution
  • Lightweight construction with cast iron
  • Extending application limits
  • Future component requirements
  • Cost-efficiency
  • New application

Requirements to the CastTec 2014 technical papers
Lectures for CastTec 2014 will be selected by the Programme Committee members from the abstracts submitted in response to the call for papers. Only those applications for a paper submitted together with an abstract will be considered for the selection process. The abstracts should be 2 pages maximum and be condensed versions of the papers, giving the main items of interest, the methodology as well as the results and principal conclusions of the paper.

After your paper was accepted for CastTec 2014 a full paper has to be submitted. All full papers will be put together in a conference proceedings on an electronic storage medium (CD ROM or USB) and will be distributed to the conference attendees on-site together with the conference package.

Apart from a rich content and the paper’s topicality, especially the quality of the preparation as well as the paper’s illustration appropriate for presentation are decisive criteria for selection.

30 minutes incl. subsequent discussion are scheduled for each plenary paper.

Copyright in papers accepted for being presented at CastTec 2014 passes to atm Gesellschaft für aktives technisches Marketing GmbH.

The presenter resp. the person who applicated for a technical paper guarantees and assures that his/ her submitted paper is free of any property rights of any third party and that no intellectual proprietary rights, patent rights, licencing rights, trademark rights and similar rights are infringed by the paper publication through atm GmbH.

The presenter resp. the person who applicated for a technical paper indemnifies atm GmbH as well as their partners and contractors from any claims of any third party resulting from possible infringements of property rights and bears all costs which arise in this context to atm GmbH, their partners and contractors.

In this regard, atm GmbH, their partners and contractors are authorized to obtain the approval for publishing the respective content from the beneficiary at the expense of the presenter resp. the person who applicated for a technical paper.

Authors whose papers have been accepted must nevertheless register for the conference and pay the participation fee for the conference.

Further information (i.e. about presentation technique, format requirements for paper presentation and for full papers) will be provided with the notification of acceptance to the authors in summer of 2014.

„Best Paper Award“
Evaluated and selected by the attendees, the best CastTec 2014 lecture will be awarded at the end of the conference. Detailed information hereto will be given to all presenters together with the notification of acceptance in the summer of 2014.

Only those papers which keep to the following dates may be considered:

Due date for application including submission of abstract:
March 31, 2014

Due date for submission of full paper:
September 30, 2014

Application for a technical paper for CastTec 2014.pdf 

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